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Re: st: RE: expanding observations


From   behailu ayele <bbezabih@googlemail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: RE: expanding observations
Date   Fri, 18 Nov 2011 10:33:21 +0000

Nick,
Thanks very much. it worked.
thankyou again
behailu
On 11/18/11, Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> wrote:
> This is an FAQ, referred to very recently on this list.
>
> FAQ     . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Replacing missing
> values
>         . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  N. J.
> Cox
>         9/05    How can I replace missing values with previous or
>                 following nonmissing values or within sequences?
>                 http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/data/missing.html
>
> Nick
> n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk
>
> behailu ayele
>
> I have a variable that has observations for the year 2009 but that has
> empty entry for the previous year. What I want to do is fill in the
> missing observations in 2008 with exactly those in 2009.  As you could
> imagine, it will be tideous to do that by hand and I was wondering if
> there is a smart way of doing that in stata.
>
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